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Hellboy

It’s not campy or colorful, but gorgeously dark and gothic and shadowy, like a black-and-white technicolor movie. Ron Perlman, who last donned mucho prosthetic make-up as Vincent in the cult-hit TV series Beauty and the Beast, dons mucho prosthetic make-up to play the titular demon, who’s rescued – as a teensy, weensy devil baby – …

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The Conjuring 2

In a sense, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren helped spawn the modern horror movie. After all, it was they who documented the murders at the house in Amityville, a real-life horror tale that spawned first a best-selling book, then a hit horror movie (that sure made an impression on me as a kid). Even …

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Seventh Son

Sadly, Seventh Son isn’t even one of those spectacularly campy, so-bad-it’s-good misfires, redeemed by unintentional humor or deliciously over-the-top performances. This one misses the mark by such a gargantuan margin that I have to assume there was never actually a mark to hit in the first place. Set in I-don’t-know-when, in the fantasy realm of …

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Annabelle

A minor breakaway star from the hit horror film The Conjuring, Annabelle was a creepy CREEPY possessed doll the proved to be such trouble that she is now (in reality) locked up in a carefully monitored case. We, as audiences, love to have the poo scared out of us, so it is unsurprising and rather …

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Horns

I’m a sucker for religious horror films, from possession to demon dolls to angels falling to earth. When I saw the ads for Horns, showing That Nice Daniel Radcliffe bedeviled by the horns he has sprouted overnight, I was all over it. Unfortunately, the idea of Horns is better than the final product. We meet …

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The Exorcist

LINDA: Well, let’s just say I’ll never think of the happy sound of “the pitter-patter of tiny feet” the same way again. One of the most-touted scenes that was added to this re-release of The Exorcist is of newly-possessed Regan (Linda Blair) scampering on all fours—on her back—down the stairs. You see the horrifying image …

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